Timothy Baker

Firefighter Timothy Baker died on July 17, 1986, in the hospital. Timothy a firefighter at the Nevada Test Site, was battling a wildland fire in a remote area June, 28 1986, working with a bulldozer operator in cutting a line to halt the fire’s advance. When the 3-mile-wide front of the fire advanced on their position Baker was unable to escape the flames and suffered third-degree burns over 60 percent of his body. Despite making progress toward recovery in the two weeks following the accident, he collapsed in his hospital room and passed away July 17th.